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Daniel Murphy Disagrees With Gay Lifestyle

Sandy Alderson invited former ballplayer Billy Bean to Mets camp Tuesday. Bean, who is openly gay, now serves as Major League Baseball’s ambassador of inclusion. He spent the day as a roving instructor after meeting with the entire organization prior to Tuesday’s workout. Alderson initially wanted Bean to suit up with team and play in a Spring Training game, but Bean declined...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned From Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson Today

Here’s a wrap of the day’s Mets news and notes from Tradition Field at Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters today and said the following: He expects that Dillon Gee will still be with the Mets on Opening Day. He reiterated Tuesday that his club has had little talk with other teams. If the trade market picks up, it will likely be towards the end of Spring Training...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Says No Active Trade Talks With Rangers About Gee

Sandy Alderson denied there were any active trade discussions with the Texas Rangers about trading a starter. He added that it’s “fair to say” the Mets have had little to no recent talk about trading Dillon Gee or any other starting pitcher in recent weeks. If a trade were to materialize, he expects it would happen much later in spring training if it were to happen at all...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The time to trade Daniel Murphy is now

Unless there’s some sneaky underlying scheming occurring, Sandy Alderson just put the Mets in hot water about Daniel Murphy. Word broke Thursday morning that Murphy has yet to speak with Alderson and co. about extending his contract. The beloved second baseman will pull in $8 million this season as a 30-year-old with six prior seasons wearing orange and blue. He shouldn’t finish...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson expects Matt Harvey to pitch throughout season, playoffs

Sandy Alderson told the media Friday during a press conference at Tradition Field that he expects Matt Harvey will be able to pitch throughout the regular season and playoffs, if the Mets qualify. “95 percent of Harvey’s program from now to the end of the regular season should be normal and routine.” Alderson told reporters. “The plan is for him to pitch throughout the season...
Via Around Citi
12 days ago  |  Discuss

An alternate offseason for the 2015 Mets

We’ve been around Sandy Alderson long enough to know his general strengths and weaknesses. Essentially, he’s done a very good job of stockpiling minor league talent, whether that comes from trading, drafting or not giving away what he inherited. He’s done well enough in the “throwing things against the wall and see what sticks” department. He’s not done so hot in signing...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson is very optimistic for 2015

“We have quality players at every position,” Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson boasted to the media last week. “One of the reasons we’ve been fairly quiet is we’ve got players with the potential to improve us by 10 games, which is what we need. So we’re comfortable going into spring training and excited actually to see those players and see what kind of step forward...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

About Those 10-12 More Wins…

Looks like there’s a lot of angst today over something Sandy Alderson said last night at an event for Mets season ticket holders. Let me set the stage for you. On Monday, Alderson was a guest of Chris Russo on MLB Network and said he had high expectations for this team as currently constructed and was basically ready to go to war with this team. “We have quality players at every...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson ranks among greatest general managers of all-time

Sandy Alderson’s three pennants and one World Series championship, while a first-rate achievement, may not be quite enough to justify his ranking at number twelve. But Alderson’s place in history is enhanced by two considerations: he was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he was the...
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: the Ian Desmond trade edition

Acquiring a shortstop for the 2015 season has been an ongoing issue for the New York Mets this offseason. General manager Sandy Alderson has kept the team on a shoestring budget for some time, which for NY Sports fans, is extremely frustrating because the Mets could be a threat for the post season with the addition of a competitive shortstop. Right now Wilmer Flores looks to be...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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